Complete list of The Game Awards 2018 winners

Here are all the winners and some notable observations from The Game Awards 2018

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2018 was yet another incredible year for gaming and The Game Awards 2018 is a celebration of everything from the best esports moments all the way to the best voice acting to the best game overall. Overall, there were some interesting observations from the full picture:

  • Marvel's Spider-Man was the only GOTY nominee not to win in any category
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (4), God of War (3), Celeste (2), and Fortnite (2) were the only nominees to win multiple awards
  • God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 had the most nominations (8) and Marvel's Spider-Man was right behind them (7).

Below, you'll find all the winners and nominees for The Game Awards 2018 across every category.


The Game Awards 2018 Winners & Nominees

Game of the Year

  • God of War - WInner
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Esports Player

  • Dominique "SonicFox" McLean (EchoFox) - Winner
  • Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi (Echo Fox)
  • Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao (Royal Never Give Up)
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev (Natus Vincere)
  • Sung-hygeon"JJoNak" Bang (New York Excelsior)

Best Independent Game

the game awards 2018 celeste best independent game
  • Celeste - Winner
  • Dead Cells
  • Into the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Best Game Direction

  • God of War - Winner
  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Narrative

the game awards 2018 red dead redemption 2 best narrative
  • Red Dead Redemption 2- Winner
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Marvel's Spider-Man

Best Action Game

the game awards 2018 dead cells best action game
  • Dead Cells - Winner
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

Best Art Direction

the game awards 2018 return of the obra dinn best art direction
  • Return of the Obra Dinn - Winner
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Octopath Traveler

Best RPG

the game awards 2018 monster hunter world best role playing game RPG
  • Monster Hunter: World - Winner
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Best Action Adventure Game

  • God of War - Winner
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best Fighting Game

the game awards 2018 dragon ball fighterz fighter z best fighting game
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ - WInner
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Soul Calibur 6
  • Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Industry Icon Award

the game awards 2018 greg thomas visual concepts nba 2k industry icon award
  • Greg Thomas of Visual Concepts - Winner

Best Performance

  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2) - Winner
  • Bryan Dechart as Connor (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War)
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra (Assassin's Creed Odyssey)
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Spider-Man (Marvel's Spider-Man)

Best Family Game

the game awards 2018 overcooked 2 best family game
  • Overcooked 2 - Winner
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018 - Winner
  • Dash Quasar
  • JERA
  • LIFF
  • RE: Charge

Games for Impact

  • Celeste - Winner
  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2
  • The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories

Best Ongoing Game

the game awards 2018 fortnite best ongoing game
  • Fortnite - WInner
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • No Man's Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best Score/Music

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 - Winner
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler

Best Mobile Game

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  • Florence -Winner
  • Donut County
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Reign: Game of Thrones

Best Audio Design

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 - Winner
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel's Spider-Man

Best VR/AR Game

the game awards 2018 astro bot rescue mission best virtual reality augmented game
  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission - Winner
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall: Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

Best Strategy Game

the game awards 2018 into the breach best strategy game
  • Into the Breach - WInner
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • BattleTech
  • Frostpunk
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

Best Sports/Racing Game

the game awards 2018 forza horizon 4 best sports racing game
  • Forza Horizon 4 - Winner
  • FIFA 19
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2k19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Fortnite - Winner
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Sea of Thieves

Best Debut Indie Game

the game awards 2018 the messenger best debut indie game
  • The Messenger - Winner
  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • Yoku's Island Express

Best Esports Game

the game awards 2018 overwatch best esports game
  • Overwatch - WInner
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends

Best Esports Team

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  • Cloud9 (League of Legends) - Winner
  • Astralis (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Fnatic (League of Legends)
  • London Spitfire (Overwatch)
  • OG (Dota 2)

Best Esports Coach

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Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu - Source: ESPN
  • Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu (Cloud9) - Winner
  • Christian "ppasarel" Banaseanu (OG)
  • Danny "zonic" Sorensen (Astralis)
  • Dylan Falco (Fnatic)
  • Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi (Team Vitality)
  • Janko "Ynk" Paunovic (MiBR)

Best Esports Host

the game awards 2018 best esports host sjokz
Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere - Winner
  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Anders Blume
  • Paul "Redeye" Chaloner

Best Esports Event

  • 2018 League of Legends World Championship - Winner
  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • Evo 2018
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018

Best Esports Moment

  • C9 Comeback Win In Triple OT vs FAZE (ELEAGUE) - Winner
  • G2 Beating RNG (LOL Worlds)
  • KT vs IG Base Race (LOL Worlds)
  • OG's Massive Upset of LGD (DOTA 2 Finals)
  • SonicFox Side Switch Against Go1 in DBFZ (Evo)

Content Creator of the Year

  • Ninja - WInner
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

If you want to see all of the games that were revealed during the event, head over the The Game Awards 2018 landing page and sift through it all. Some of the games don't have release dates yet, but some are available for you to play right now. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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